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World War I (WWI), which was called the World War
or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939 (beginning
of World War Two), and the First World War or World War I
thereafter, was a major war centered in Europe that began on
28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
Eventually, It involved all the world's great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies and the Central Powers. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history. More than 9 million combatants were killed. This war became one of attrition rather than for territory for both sides (Leaders) resorted to "Trench Warfare" and never really wanted to gain any ground.
European Unionism was spawned by the war with the breakup of the empires, the repercussions of Germany's defeat, and the failure of Woodrow Wilson's "League of Nations" (with one nation refusing to join who wanted to remain a protectionist nation - The United States) and problems with the Treaty of Versailles are generally agreed to be main factors in the beginning of "World War (Two)". (In fact Woodrow Wilson prophesied?, "if his League of Nations failed to be realized that there would be a World War (Two) within twenty years"). Woodrow Wilson in his first term promised the American people that he would never send their sons into a foreign war and use this same theme to get reelected for his second term. Immediately after he began his second term, he persuaded Congress to declare war on the central powers, thus plunging the U.S.into World war One. The U.S. Congress delared war on Germany on April 6, 1917 and the Selective Service Act was passed on May 18, 1917. The Selective Service Act was for men to go to World War One at a young age and many never returned.
A generation of innocent young men, their heads full of high expectations like Honor, Glory and Nation, went off to war "to make the world safe for Democracy/the war to end all wars" (Woodrow Wilson's words). They were slaughtered in stupid battles planned by avarice people. Those who survived were shocked, disillusioned and embittered by their war experiences, and saw that their real enemy was not those that they were engaging, but the financial interests/government at home who had lied to them. They rejected the values of the society that had sent them to war, a war that attempted to separate their own past generations to one of a future New One World Order (Globalization)! In that the First World War didn't accomplish the internationalist's goals, a Second World War became necessary!
The World's financial interests have a simple formula for war -
D + R = P (Destruction plus Reconstruction equals Profits)!
Many of The Financial interests that financed the Central Powers also financed the Allied Powers to wage this war. After the war, these same financial interests also financed the reconstruction of Europe, although there was little damage done. All for a huge profit! Germany finally paid off their reparations (most for the costs of waging war) for world war one to the United States financial interests/government in 1988.
Unfortunately for Wall Street and the U.S. Government, the United States remained a protectionist nation and it took a Second World war (with a severe depression between the two world wars thrown in) to change this fact!
All of you die hard liberals and conservatives prove me wrong without using propagandized party line talking points, they have become trite to many of us!
"SI AL PRINCIPIO TIENES EXITO, INTENTALO, INTENTALO E ENTENTALO DE NUEVO"! (If at first you don't succeed, try, try and try again)